A new Alan Wake 2 update is hearing, fixing several issues, and adding in a couple of new features.
Earlier this week, Remedy Entertainment released the latest update for Alan Wake 2, versions 1.15, the first of the year for the acclaimed survival horror game. For the most part the update has provided a range of fixes, some of which we’ll get to in a minute, but the biggest addition is the arrival of a chapter select feature. With this update, you can now “choose to play any mission in the game that you have previously unlocked.” This does come with a slight caveat, as it will load a “pre-made save game regardless of your own progression,” meaning items and inventory will be “pre-determined depending on the mission.” Don’t worry about your manual saves, though, as you do keep them.
As Remedy notes, this does mean you can “replay the We Sing mission over and over to potentially annoy your neighbours!” Wait, you’re telling me you weren’t all playing Herald of Darkness at full blast on repeat already anyway? Well, now you don’t have any excuse not to.
There was also a very useful accessibility option added with this update too – you now have the ability to “choose between Low and Normal horror flash visual and audio intensity.” The game does have quite a few random jumpscares, and can be visually straining too, so hopefully this update will make the game more welcoming to non-horror fans and those who can’t play games with intense visuals.
On top of those features, there were a number of fixes introduced too. For one, the “objects required for the Overlap ritual in RE03 Local Girl can now only be picked up after the player finds their respective clues.” An issue in RE05 Old Gods where “players could pick up the fuse in the basement from a locked container without solving the attached combination lock puzzle,” has also been resolved. There were plenty of other fixes in the update too, so check out the blog post for the full list.
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